Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tired / Cold - and Menu Planning January 26

The double whammy of polar vortex winter and sniffly/congested newborn and toddler have me feeling pretty tired these days. And bundling up each and every time I need (want) to go outside is exhausting, especially when I'm triple timing (though to be fair, the baby is pretty easy). But, this is where we live and we need to toughen up and bear it (no need to grin..though this pic is pretty grin-worthy ;))


I've been able to get in a few runs lately, though. Last week, on Monday I ran about three miles outside. It was sort of mild, so it wasn't bad. Tuesday I was exhausted with burny eyes and constant yawning, so I chose to skip a workout. Same with Wednesday; I'm taking reverse taper liberties because I see no reason to rush my comeback. Thursday was a different story. I started the day with a private pilates sesh followed by a 3 mile treadmill run (with Baby J looking on). Some of those miles were even sub-ten. Really cruising now! Friday I was expectedly sore, and when my friend suggested we take the kiddos swimming, it sounded like the perfect relaxing activity. Ha - nothing is relaxing with an almost three year old, but this was pretty perfect. Baby J got to hang out by the humid pool (a suggestion by her nurse to help with her congestion issues), Big Girl and her best bud got to rekindle their love for all things swimming, and my friend and I got to chat away the morning. 



I don't think either one of them stopped talking or smiling the entire time they were swimming! And the water was pretty relaxing. After a shower and lunch, we all crashed big time, and I marveled at the fact that all three of us actually napped at the same time. Usually only Baby J gets the nap concept these days. 

As for the weekend, yesterday I got outside to run in fastly falling temps - it was something in the teens with a wind chill hovering slightly above zero. I was cold. Quite cold. But I also felt tough and like a runner again. Today is probably another rest day. 

So now, onto food..

Yesterday we ordered Chinese food. Some of it was unfamiliar, which made it interesting and sort of an experience. 

Tonight, we are doing leftover mac and cheese along with leftover braised eggplant from last night's order. 

Monday - using up spinach/bean dip in a sort of falafel bowl inspired dish. It will be like a layer dip with spinach/bean spread, tahini, pickled turnips, lettuce and tomato. And maybe some kind of hot sauce on top. With pita chips. This could be a bust or it could be awesome. 

Tuesday - my husband is out, so I'm doing frozen pizza for Big Girl and me. 

Wednesday - Sat - I'm out too. Meals out and all that. 

2 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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THE CHURCH OF CHRIST HAD ITS BEGINNING ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST 33 A.D.. WHAT BELIEFS AND ACTIONS DID THE THREE THOUSAND CONVERTS TO CHRIST HAVE IN COMMON? DID GOD APPROVE OF EVOLVING BELIEFS, DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION? IF THAT WERE TRUE, THEN WOULD IT NOT BE FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES?

Acts 2:41 So then, those who received his word were baptized; and there were added about three thousand souls. Acts 2:47....And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

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1. Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know---

All three thousand believed Jesus was a miracle worker.

2. Acts 2:31-32 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.

All three thousand believed in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

3. Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ---this Jesus whom you crucified."

All three thousand believed that Jesus was Lord and Christ.

4. Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

All three thousand repented in order to have sins forgiven. (repentance meant that they made the commitment to turn from their unbelief and sinful lifestyle and turn toward God).

All three thousand were baptized in water in order to have their sins forgiven.

All three thousand received the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit after they believed, repented, and were baptized in water.

5. Acts 2:40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"

All three thousand were saved after they believed Peter's message: They believed, repented, confessed, and were baptized in water. (Mark 16:16, John 3:16, Acts 3:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:35-38) THEN THEY WERE ADDED TO THE LORD'S CHURCH! (Acts 2:47)

WHAT THINGS DID PETER NOT PREACH AND WHAT THINGS DID THE THREE THOUSAND NOT BELIEVE.

1.Peter did not preach that men were saved by grace alone.

2.Peter did not preach that men were saved by faith only

3.Peter did not preach that God had selected a few to be saved and that all others would go to hell.

4. Peter did not preach that water baptism was not essential to salvation.

5. Peter did not preach that Jesus was just one of many Saviors.

6. Peter did not preach that once you were saved, that you could continue in a sinful lifestyle and still be saved.

7. Peter did not preach that God did not have the power to give us an inerrant translation of the Scriptures.

8. Peter did not preach that God would provide hundreds or thousands of different Christian denominations, and that they would teach different ways of being saved.

9. Peter did NOT preach that you had to speak in tongues as evidence that you were saved.

AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST, MEN SHOULD USE THE BIBLE AS THEIR GUIDE FOR SALVATION. Looking to man-made creed books, Bible commentaries, denominational statements of faith, and church catechisms, is looking in all the wrong places for the absolute truth!

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Porcupinetaxi said...

Great photos.